Dull fur and untamable shaggy fur? Find out in this article how almond oil can tame stubborn fur on dogs and cats and how to use it.
Almond oil – what is it actually?
Whether for skin or hair – almond oil has been very popular in the cosmetics industry for many years. The mild oil, which is particularly suitable for sensitive, dry and tight skin, is an essential ingredient in many body creams, face masks, lip balms, face masks, shampoos and eye creams. Almond oil is obtained by cold pressing the ripe seeds of the almond tree. It provides skin and hair with intensive moisture , nourishes and supports regeneration .
And it is also very popular in the animal world: whether as a barf additive, for fur care or simply as a treat, almond oil is the perfect all-rounder for our animal favorites. The pure almond kernel oil is obtained from almonds in a gentle process and due to the delicious ingredients, it is simply irresistible for four-legged friends.
Thanks to the special manufacturing process in which the oil is cold-pressed , all of the important ingredients are preserved. Alpha-linolenic acid, linoleic acid and oleic acid are important nutrients contained in almond oil. These omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, which support optimal nutrition for four-legged friends, form a holistic omega-3-6-9 complex .
When is almond oil used on dogs and cats?
- Helps to achieve radiant skin
- For skin and coat care
- Helps to achieve shiny fur
- To improve combability
- Supports sensitive paws
- During shedding
Application and feeding recommendations of almond oil
For dogs, we recommend around a teaspoon of almond oil per 10 kg per day and for cats around a quarter of a teaspoon per day - how you want to administer the almond oil depends entirely on the preferences of you and your four-legged friend:
- Into the food: Simply mix the recommended amount into your dog or cat's daily food. No matter whether dry food, wet food or even BARF - the topping ensures a delicious rounding off of the meal.
- Pure: Of course, you can simply give food oils, such as our almond oil, pure on a spoon and let your dog or cat lick it off. But be careful: spills can often occur here.
- External use: Radiantly beautiful – inside and out. Many oils for dogs and cats can be used externally as a supplement. For example, you can spread a hazelnut-sized amount of almond oil on the coat 1-3 times a week and massage it in well.
3 tips for unruly fur in dogs and cats
Magnificent mane – here we come: armed with a suitable brush and almond oil ! But in special cases, especially in the cold season or during shedding, the fur of dogs and cats can use even more loving attention. Ready for the best tips from our ALPHAZOO team?
TIP #1: TRUE BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN
Grooming from the inside! Support your four-legged friend with daily food, for example with high-quality supplementary feed such as feed oils or brewer's yeast . A balanced diet is not just essential for us - it will be worth it!
TIP #2: BRUSHING IS KEY
Get to the comb! But which one? By combing or brushing your four-legged friend every day, you can help your four-legged friend remove dead or loose hair and can even help your dog or cat to shed less. In addition, you can easily prevent tangles, loosen knots and distribute the natural oils in your four-legged friend's fur.
We basically differentiate between four different types of brushes for dogs: slicker brushes, rakes, brushes with (natural) bristles and needle brushes. Choosing the right brush for your dog or cat can work wonders when it comes to grooming - it's best to get advice from a specialist retailer about this.
TIP #3: THE LITTLE HELPERS
The cherry on top: You can round off type-appropriate grooming with gentle beauty products. Fur sprays, such as our “Fellliebe” care spray, moisturize the fur externally, make combing it easier and ensure a shiny finish. For dry skin areas, so-called spot-ons, such as our fire extinguisher, are recommended - these make it easier for you to apply the care to your dog or cat.
Bonus tip: Almond oil is not only excellent in food: in fact, it can also be used for external care, helping to achieve radiant skin and shiny fur. But not only that! Even the four-legged friends' paws benefit from gentle care, as the almond oil provides soothing and nourishing support for their sensitive paws.
Basically, you can remember: it's the mixture that counts! Whether dog or cat - appropriate grooming, gentle and gentle cleaning, regular brushing and a balanced diet form the basis for a radiantly beautiful coat .